If you haven't checked out the blogs section of ProfNet Connect lately, you're missing out on some wonderful posts. Here's a recap of some of the top posts for the week of May 14:
Google's Knowledge Graph of 'Things'
On May 16, Google announced their Knowledge Graph, a change to their search engine results pages that is, in their words, "a critical first step towards building the next generation of search, which taps into the collective intelligence of the Web and understands the world a bit more like people do." Rod Nicolson, vice president of global reporting at PR Newswire tells about this new feature.
#ConnectChat: Best Practices for Social Media Privacy
Social media has changed the way we interact with colleagues, friends, family, business partners and organizations with which we do business. Although social media is an incredibly useful tool, it can also be harmful if certain measures are not taken to protect yourself or your company. I'll be hosting this #ConnectChat with our special guest Ari Zoldan, CEO of Quantum Networks.
Digital Distribution Now and Future: An Internet Week Panel Discussion
“The traditional advertising model is completely torn apart.” With those words, Jonathan Hunt, global marketing director of VICE, opened the panel discussion at Internet Week New York. The subject was content: creating it, curating it, marketing it and distributing it. Ken Dowell, executive vice president of PR Newswire provides a recap.
SPOTLIGHT: Alonzo Weston, St. Joseph News-Press
Here's a great interview with Alonzo Weston, a columnist with the St. Joseph News-Press in Missouri. I hope you enjoy it.
Dear Gracie: How to Enhance Your Twitter Profile
Each week, Dear Gracie answers questions from ProfNet Connect readers with advice from our network of nearly 50,000 ProfNet experts. This week she answers, "I need help designing my Twitter profile. I'm trying to increase my number of followers and am wondering how important the design of the profile itself matters. What should my bio say? What should the background look like (pattern vs. solid color)? What about my profile picture? How do I stand out without overdoing it? Any do's or don'ts?"
Investigative Reporting: An Introduction
As part of our regular Business Beat Basics series, veteran journalists share their expertise and experience for those new to business reporting. Our latest contribution, Investigative Reporting: An Introduction, is from veteran Wall Street Journal reporter John Emshwiller. Posted by Robin J. Phillips, digital director of the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism.
The Definitive Guide to Social Influence ... Authored by YOU
There’s lots of talk around influentials, but, in reality, there’s little understanding about all the different spheres of influence out there, how they interact and what the opportunities are for communicators. Sarah Skerik, vice president of social media at PR Newswire explains how you can get involved in this project.
Weekly Roundup: Journalistic Objectivity, Aggregation and a PR Confession
The following is a roundup of 10 interesting PR- and media-related stories found online last week by Jason Hahn, senior editor a ProfNet.
Interesting Expert of the Week, Ballroom Edition
This week, Maria Perez sits down with Gregory Day, a former professional ballet and modern dancer, and a U.S. and world champion in the ballroom/Latin dance categories.
Inside PR Newswire: Editor by Day; Race Driver by Night
This year, we’re highlighting some of the folks who keep PR Newswire operating smoothly. Meet Byron Hurd, a senior customer content specialist at PR Newswire, with a serious penchant for speed. Christine Cube, media relations manager at PR Newswire provides the interview.
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